Citizens Wanted Our Cultural Center Bilingual

Joshua Hinson

Joshua Hinson is an artist and Director of the Department of Chickasaw Language in the Division of History and Culture for the Chickasaw Nation. Here, Joshua talks about the decision to heavily include the language in the naming and construction of the Chickasaw Cultural Center in accordance with cultural traditions.


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